Appendices > Appendix A: Commands overview > qrerun


(Rerun a batch job)


qrerun [{-f}] <JOBID>[ <JOBID>] ...


The qrerun command directs that the specified jobs are to be rerun if possible. To rerun a job is to terminate the session leader of the job and return the job to the queued state in the execution queue in which the job currently resides.

If a job is marked as not rerunable then the rerun request will fail for that job. If the mini-server running the job is down, or it rejects the request, the Rerun Job batch request will return a failure unless -f is used.

Using -f violates IEEE Batch Processing Services Standard and should be handled with great care. It should only be used under exceptional circumstances. The best practice is to fix the problem mini-server host and let qrerun run normally. The nodes may need manual cleaning (see the -r option on the qsub and qalter commands).


Option Description
-f Force a rerun on a job

qrerun -f 15406


The qrerun command accepts one or more job_identifier operands of the form:


Standard error

The qrerun command will write a diagnostic message to standard error for each error occurrence.

Exit status

Upon successful processing of all the operands presented to the qrerun command, the exit status will be a value of zero.

If the qrerun command fails to process any operand, the command exits with a value greater than zero.


> qrerun 3233

(Job 3233 will be re-run.)

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